From print to television news, local media outlets are buzzing about a viral video of a Santa Ana High School senior reacting to her acceptance to Harvard University.
Despite the financial hardships of her family, 17-year old senior Cielo Echegoyen did not give up on attending the college of her dreams.
As KNBC 4 reports, Echegoyen is only the fourth Santa Ana High School student to be accepted to the prestigious Ivy League university.
Echegoyen, who was accepted early, will finish up one more semester at Santa Ana High School and then begin her studies at Harvard. She plans to study molecular and cell biology and will move to Massachusetts in June, according to KNBC 4.
Additional news coverage of Echegoyen’s remarkable story can be found on KTLA, KABC 7 and FOX 11.